In 2018 St John’s Year 7 Super Sonic Speed Team’s rocket car gained fifth place out of 78,000 students competing in the national final of the ‘Race for the Line UK’ competition. Now the same students have won first prize in a media competition connected with ‘Race for the Line.’
The St John’s students were deemed to have promoted the ‘Race for the Line UK’ the widest and gained the most amount of media coverage and likes, shares, retweets etc. out of all the students participating in the competition.
Their prize was a day at ‘The Times’ newspaper to learn more about international news and media.
This week, Gary England, St John’s teacher and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) Co-ordinator, accompanied the students on their prize winning visit. He told marlborough.news: “The students enjoyed a comprehensive tour of the News Corp. building and gaining an insight into how stories are made, promoted and the many jobs within ‘The Times’ newspaper.”
“They met members of the marketing team, technology team and journalists from the news floor. In an impressive building next to the Shard in London, students were given a tour and were able to sit in Chris Evans’ new Virgin radio studio.”
“They also met a book editor from Harper Voyager, found out how books get published and received some free sci-fi books.” “It was a great day, very inspiring for the students and staff.”
The ‘Race for the Line’ competition is inspired by the Bloodhound SSC, the British supersonic land vehicle currently in development whose aim is to achieve a new world land speed record and it is sponsored by the RAF, Royal Navy and the Army.
More information can be found here: http://www.marlborough.news/schools/7797-st-john-s-super-sonic-team-rocket-car-blasts-into-fifth-place